Andrew F. Kay
was President and CEO of Kay Computers, a personal computer firm, and also serves as Senior Business Advisor to Accelerated Composites, LLC.
Mr. Kay, a 1940 graduate of MIT, started his career with Bendix
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followed by two years at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center located in the San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles County, California, United States. The facility is headquartered in the city of Pasadena on the border of La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena...
. He later founded Non-Linear Systems
Non-Linear Systems is an electronics manufacturing company based in San Diego, California. Non-Linear Systems was founded in 1952, by Andrew Kay, the inventor of the digital voltmeter. Later the company developed miniature digital voltmeters and frequency counters. During the early 1980s the...
, a manufacturer of digital instrumentation, in 1952. NLS developed a reputation for providing rugged durability in critical applications for everything from submarines to spacecraft. At NLS he invented the digital voltmeter.
He is also a founder of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, California
Del Mar is an upscale beach town in San Diego County, California. The population was 4,161 at the 2010 census, down from 4,389 at the 2000 census. The San Diego County Fair is hosted on the Del Mar Fairgrounds every summer. Del Mar is Spanish for "of the sea" or "by the sea", because it is located...
. As a member of the Board of Directors of Johnson O'Connor Research Institute, he has pursued the advancement of education with particular attention to the development of "a thinking vocabulary" as a basic component of creating leadership capabilities for managers in science and technology fields.
Andrew Kay was awarded Victorian of the Year in 1998. He is a Director of the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation and the World Literacy Foundation